UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Research Fellow to work in the Cell-cell adhesion lab

13 September 2022

Closing date: 14 October

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Duties and responsibilities

The research fellow will join the groups headed by Maria Balda and Karl Matter at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

The duties and responsibilities are to study cell-cell adhesion-associated signalling mechanisms during retinal degeneration in vivo and in vitro. S(he) will be working with mouse and cell culture models of retina to identify the molecular mechanisms of retinal degeneration induced by manipulation of cell-cell adhesion proteins.

The position is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) until 27 September 2025 in the first instance.

Key requirements

This position requires a PhD in Cell/Molecular/Developmental Biology, Biochemistry, or another related discipline.

The person appointed will have a UK personal Home Office animal licence, and experience in vivo eye function assessment techniques.

The project also requires skills in tissue culture and molecular cell biology analysis (protein and mRNA expression, quantitative biochemical and cell-based assays, fluorescence microscopy).

Further details

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact Maria S. Balda (email: m.balda@ucl.ac.uk).  

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please email hr.ioo@ucl.ac.uk.

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